Artesania Latina Scottish Maid

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Artesania Latina Scottish Maid

Post by sternpost » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:36 pm

This is the Scottish Maid model I built from an Artesania Latina kit in the early 1990s, it was my first wooden ship model kit. I never made a stand or case for the model, but have kept it covered with a clear plastic bag that happened to fit quite well.

The only construction photos I took were of the hull after the first layer of hull and deck planking was done and with the lower masts and inner bowsprit mounted. The images weren't very good quality and had low contrast, I did the best I could to compensate to bring out the details a bit better.

I liked the effects of the light and dark woods so I left the wood natural. The finish was done by brush with Floquil amber colored medium gloss coating, which is a model railroad paint protective finish. The amber color imparts a nice warm tone to painted surfaces, and the coloring and toning effects of the glaze on bare wood is similar to the results from using amber shellac.

The photos of the completed model were taken in 2009. More photos of it can be seen displayed under my name in the Contributors Gallery.

Thanks for looking,

Bruce
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Re: Artesania Latina Scottish Maid

Post by popeye » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:58 am

looks very nice Bruce.......perhaps a case could be a future build.......too beautiful to bag!

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Re: Artesania Latina Scottish Maid

Post by GaryM » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:58 pm

Nicely done. I do like the wood tone that the gloss gave it.
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Re: Artesania Latina Scottish Maid

Post by Sjors55 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:59 am

That looks great!
I love the color combination.
Great job!

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Re: Artesania Latina Scottish Maid

Post by sternpost » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:52 am

:text-thankyouyellow:
Thanks for the compliments folks, I really appreciate them!

Over the last couple days I built a simple stand for the ship and took some closeup photos of both the stand and the ship. Before I've always had to prop the hull or set it so the longest yard would touch the wall. The stand isn't fancy and isn't cabinet maker quality, but it does the job. I did the best I could to compensate for the bluish tint caused by the florescent kitchen lights.

I looked at Lowes yesterday and they must think their plexiglass, lexan, and even their lower cost similar clear plastic type sheets are made of gold. That is the only nearby store of its type. If I had a small table saw I could rip square strips of wood and make slots for corner posts and top and bottom pieces to put glass into and there is a glass shop not from away that could probably cut me some 1/8" thick glass panels. The problem with cheap window glass is if it breaks it could destroy the model, not to mention the mess to pick up.

I may end up getting a cheapie table saw somewhere so I can make framing pieces to build a case with. Every so often I can use one anyway so, it wouldn't be bought just to make a case for the ship model.

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Post by sternpost » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:05 am

More photos of my Scottish Maid taken on 4/28/12. These were taken with the model on its new stand setting on a snack tray close to a portion of the kitchen wall for a backdrop.

This group is of the rigging, which will be much easier to see without the rigging shadows seen on the 2009 photos.

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Re: Artesania Latina Scottish Maid

Post by sternpost » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:29 am

This group of photos are low and high angle views of the hull and deck. These are the last of the 4/28/12 photos.

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Re: Artesania Latina Scottish Maid

Post by GaryM » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:48 am

Nice tight rigging. I do not know if the kit said to paint the deadeye black or not. However, with the spacing between deadeyes, should all least be 3 times {usually 5 times} the diameter of the deadeyes, and the color, they almost appear plastic. The beautiful finish on the ship and the tight rigging makes a crisp looking model. Nice job.
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Re: Artesania Latina Scottish Maid

Post by sternpost » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:56 am

GaryM,

The only reference I can find to anything related to painting in the kit instructions is a paragraph about varnishing the hull at a certain point in its construction. When I built the kit I probably assumed the deadeyes would be tarred like standing rigging so painted them black. Their glossy appearance is due to the glaze finish, I coated everything except the rigging with it. Possibly giving them a light brushing of a flat clear finish would help.

The instructions don't give any specific distance for the separation between the deadeyes. Thank you very much for the 3-5 diamaters deadeye spacing information! That will be easy to remember for the next model, and I need to remember not to paint deadeyes.

I probably should mention to everyone that while I've loved sailing ships since childhood, I've never made a study of the details of sailing ship construction and rigging, and I am definitely not a technical expert on them.

When I built the Maid I followed the instructions the best I could, and took a best guess when I needed to. I'm just happy the Maid turned out as well as it did, I could have done much worse on a first try at wood ship kit building. :)

Bruce
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Re: Artesania Latina Scottish Maid

Post by GaryM » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:21 pm

The work you did does not tell that this is your first model. You would not like to see my first one. You have the talent to be really great.
We are blessed to have this site where others share their knowledge and show us their methods. There is a lot of information now available on the internet, but how do you know it is correct. The answer is a library of your own.
No person can an great modeler without reading and having an excellent library. When they were building wooden ships in the old days, their knowledge was passed down. We are lucky to have some great modelers and actual builders that have passed their knowledge down to us in printed form.
Both Donnie and I have listed some of the best books under reference materials. Some of the best to start with are below.

Planking Techniques for Model Ship Builders by Donald Dressel
ISBN: 978-0-8306-2868-1

Historic Ship Models by Wolfram Zu Mondfeld
ISBN: 1-4027-2186-2

Ship Modeling Simplified by Frank Mastini
ISBN: 0-87742-272-9

Ship Modeling from Stem to Stern by Milton Roth
ISBN-13: 978-0-8306-2844-5

The Young Officer´s Sheet Anchor by Darcy Lever
ISBN: 0-486-40220-7

The Masting and Rigging of English Ships of War
ISBN 0 87021 847 6
Happy modeling,
Gary Maple

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Current build: Sergal Sovereign of the Seas
In Que: Sergal: Cutty Sark and Amerigo Vespucci; Billings Titanic
Completed: Amati: HMS Prince (old 1:78 version); Billings: Norske Love and Vasa; Mantua: La Couronne; Sergal: Mississippi Riverboat and La Soleil Royal

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